Founder & ADHD Coach
Olivia Ann Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014, with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and the University of Texas at Dallas, with a Masters and Doctorate in Developmental Psychology in the Summer of 2019. She worked for the Housson Center in Dallas, Texas as an executive functioning and academic coach from 2015-2019. Olivia is the Assessment Coordinator & Academic Coach of Focus Forward which provides students, teachers, and families with assessments related to executive functioning and learning styles, educational coaching sessions, and workshops.
Olivia has been working with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other learning disabilities for more than 5 years, giving her views on educational attainment a unique perspective. She takes into consideration that each individual has a different style and speed of learning, which is why she decided to pursue a career in Child Development. She is dedicated to helping students develop academic and executive functioning strategies and skills to assist in overall learning and life achievements.
Tyler Elizabeth Dorsey graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 2010, Thomas More College in 2014, with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado in 2017, with a Masters in Educational Psychology and the International ADHD Life Coach Training Center in January 2019. She worked for Lexington Catholic High School as an ADHD Life Coach from 2014-2018. Tyler is the owner of Focus Forward LLC which provides ADHD Life Coaching, Family Coaching Sessions, Educational Sessions, Weekly Workshops, and Informational Speeches for all ages.
Tyler has not only been working with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD but has also been diagnosed with ADHD herself, giving her the view of ADHD from an ADHDer. Through adolescence, Tyler struggled both with academics as well as controlling her impulses and behavior. Having struggled with ADHD, Tyler felt called to become an ADHD Life Coach to help others understand their ADHD. She helps others develop strategies that allow them to gain better control of their inattention, impulses and hyperactivity and to prevent the feeling of being alone.
Assessment Coordinator & Academic Coach
Focus Forward assists students in discovering their best learning strategies to achieve academic success. This is done by providing services that foster a learning environment in which students become more confident and independent in their academics throughout their educational career.